My April Favorites!

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Hello Beauties!

The first fav of the past month is this Bath and Body Works Cranberry Pear Bellini candle. I have it at my desk so I can easily light it without getting up. The con to that is that there is a high fire risk. It also just makes me feel so grown up! I mean, what is more adult than a well decorated room filled with candles? Nothing! And I know what your all thinking, but get your head out go the gutter. Only candle shopping is for adults…

I’ve currently been “reading” Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. It’s a very thick and slightly confusing book about a man in WWII just trying to go home, but not being able to. It’s very well written, and I promise you that you’ll laugh from the absurdity of the whole thing. It gets weird.

 I went shopping a while back *GASP* and bought this really sweet watch from Target. It has a faux leather band and a beautiful face, all for $10! And yes, it actually works! I tend to be one of those people that needs to have one watch that goes with everything, and if it doesn’t then I don’t want it. Thankfully this watch can be so easily dressed up or down, and I keep it in my makeup bag so that I will remember it every morning.

I also picked up this faux leather backpack/purse whilst at Target! It is huge. I mean honestly, it is so very, very huge. I can’t handle how massive it is. It’s like the bag in Mary Poppins; it holds everything. All of the normal contents in my bag take up a fifth of what this can hold.

My next favorite is this very naughty tea mug! Tea mug, is that what they are called? British people, quick, what is it called?! This is my favorite mug and it makes me want to buy more snarky and slightly inappropriate mugs for my own amusement. Where did I get it you ask? Urban Outfitters, where else?

Finally, and most randomly, is the Nutribullet. This thing is amazing. I’m drinking so many smoothies, which are a great way to eat but also not have to waste energy on chewing. I’m a genius. Anyways, this extreme blender thingy is the best thing to ever happen to me, so thank you Nutribullet. You have earned a spot in my April Favorites.

I hope that you guys enjoyed this post, please comment and watch the accompanying YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE!

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X

Love Yourself In 15 Different Ways!

Hello My Beauties!

On Valentine’s Day I made a video based off a post I read on 15 Ways To Love Yourself (click here to watch). Now, I didn’t finish all of the different activities, but the ones that I did do were kinda fun! Even though I didn’t really feel any significant change, I think the point of all of it was to just find creative ways to be alone and comfortable, which I always love doing!

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           Going for a long drive through a neighborhood I’ve never known about. I even saw a deer!

Being an only child I’ve grown accustomed to spending hours by myself, so when I’m constantly surrounded by others, I find myself desperately searching for some alone time. Being alone allows you to clear your head, to review your stance on something, to reflect or compose yourself after a fight, and be able to just enjoy your own company.

You can never go wrong with a relaxing bath.
                     You can never go wrong with a relaxing bath.

All-in-all I highly encourage you to spend at least 20 minutes doing something alone, whether that’s going for a hike, taking a drive, or listening to relaxing music on your yoga mat in the middle of your living room (me everyday).

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                       The pup and I having a relaxing night in!

It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you have fun doing it and you grow a little from the experience! If you want some inspiration, just search things to do by yourself or ways to love yourself. There are usually a lot of cool, sometimes pretty corny, ideas in those kinds of articles!

I also went on a hike in the freezing cold. I had a clear head and ten frozen toes by the end.
            I also went on a hike in the freezing cold. I had a clear head and ten frozen toes by the end.

Even binge watching your favorite movies/TV shows is SO MUCH FUN! Call in sick, actually become physically ill (me), or find an afternoon to watch 2 or 3 of your most-loved films.

My favorite movies consisted of ones I hadn't watched in a while: Anastasia, How To Steal A Million, and Hercules.
My favorite movies consisted of ones I hadn’t watched in a while: Anastasia, How To Steal A Million, and Hercules.

And no one can complain if you go and treat yo’ self! Except maybe your wallet…

A small Forever 21 splurge...
                                 A small Forever 21 splurge…

One thing that I’ve found really helps me is to go stargazing. Just the handful of visible stars in my neighborhood at night helps me feel grounded and all of the stress or nervousness of the day kinda melts away, leaving me feeling more connected with myself and the things around me.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and that you have taken something from it! I’m a firm believer of finding peace with your person. Not only does it feel amazing, it also comes in handy if you are in a bad place or if your having problems with others because you know your self-worth and that won’t change. At the end of the day all you have is yourself, so do things that make you happy and fulfilled.

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin XO